Top 5 Things to Do in Mykonos, Greece

Looking to enjoy warm sunny weather, beautiful beaches, sites to explore, and amazing Mediterranean cuisine? Here are the top 5 things to do in Mykonos!

We researched countless options for honeymoon destinations after we got married. We wanted a vacation that was not only relaxing, but also an adventure! We wanted warm sunny weather, beautiful beaches, sites to explore, and amazing cuisine that couldn’t be experienced anywhere else in the world. So shortly after we tied the knot, we packed up our backpacks and headed to Greece to explore the gorgeous Greek islands and embrace the Mediterranean diet! First stop, the island of Mykonos. Below are my favorite top 5 things to do in Mykonos!

Things to do in Mykonos

Mykonos is one of the most popular Greek island and is known for its people watching, beach parties and luxury resorts. You’ll find young crowds tanning on the beach during the day and partying at the clubs all night long.

But you don’t have to be a celebrity (although you may see some here!) to enjoy the attractions. And you certainly don’t need to break the bank at a luxury resort or with fancy transportation. We kicked off our honeymoon with four days in Mykonos – lodging in a charming bed and breakfast and exploring the island on a rented ATV!

Things to Do in Mykonos
View from bed and breakfast balcony – Vienoula’s Garden

Top 5 Things to Do in Mykonos

  • Be a Beach Bum
  • Get Lost in Mykonos Town
  • Visit the Old Windmills
  • Dine in Little Venice
  • Party All Night

 

Be a Beach Bum

Mykonos is known for its gorgeous beaches and there is something for everyone. Rent an ATV in Mykonos Town and head out for the day! Visit Platis Gilas and grab lunch at one of its many beachside cafes. Or head over to Paradise Beach and Super Paradise where the music is thumping and the party starts as early as 3pm. Outfitted with sun beds, umbrellas, and plenty of bars and restaurants, the cool clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea at each beach are absolutely breathtaking.

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Platis Gialis Beach

Things to Do in Mykonos
Platis Gialis Beach

Things to Do in Mykonos
Platis Gialis Beach

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Lunch at Platis Gialis Beach

Things to Do in Mykonos
Watermelon feta mint salad drizzled with balsamic at Avli tou Thodori at Platis Gialis Beach

Things to Do in Mykonos
Super Paradise Beach

Things to Do in Mykonos
Super Paradise Beach

Things to Do in Mykonos
Paradise Beach

Things to Do in Mykonos
Paradise Beach

 

Get Lost in Mykonos Town

Spend days exploring the tangled narrow streets of Mykonos Town on foot. With its whitewashed houses, charming cafes and boutiques down every windy cobbled street, this labyrinth was supposedly designed to protect the town against pirates. Wander near the harbor to see pelicans soaking up the sun, a local farmers market, colorful fishing boats and one of Greece’s famous white and blue Byzantine-style churches.

Things to Do in Mykonos
Mykonos Town

Things to Do in Mykonos
Avocado and prawn salad at Nikko’s Taverna in Mykonos Town

Things to Do in Mykonos
Mykonos Town

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Harbor in Mykonos Town

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Pelican

Things to Do in Mykonos
Farmer’s market

Things to Do in Mykonos
Fishing boats and church

 

Visit the Old Windmills

Visit the old ancient windmills in Mykonos Town, which date back to the 16th century. There used to be up to 40 of them, but today, only 5 remain standing on a hill near town. While the windmills are no longer in use, they are probably the most famous landmark on the island!

Things to Do in Mykonos
Ancient windmills of Mykonos

 

Dine in Little Venice

From the hill of the old windmills, you can see Little Venice in Mykonos Town – one of the most picturesque and romantic parts of the island. The colorful homes in Little Venice are built right up to the water’s edge, with Venetian wooden balconies so close to the sea they get splashed by the waves. It’s the perfect spot to grab lunch at a café or watch the sunset over dinner at one of the many restaurant patios.

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Waves splashing in Little Venice

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Will’s birthday dinner 

 

Party All Night

If you’re more into the party scene than romantic dinners, Mykonos has nightlife like no other island. Featuring some of the best DJs in the world, the clubs and beach parties in Mykonos start in the early afternoon and continue until morning! We spent an evening at Cavo Paridiso – a scenic club up on a rock overlooking the sea. Avoid driving yourself and instead catch the bus in Mykonos Town for a quick ride up the dark windy streets.

 

But your vacation shouldn’t stop here! There is so much more to see of the Greek islands beyond Mykonos. As we said goodbye to Mykonos, we hopped on a catamaran and sailed over to the island of Paros. If you enjoyed my top 5 things to do in Mykonos, be sure to check out my list of things to do in Paros!

Things to Do in Mykonos

 

 

Things to Do in Mykonos
Things to Do in Mykonos

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